People have been reading proof copies of CUCKOO. People I don’t know, as well as people I do know.
In both instances it feels like taking my knickers off in public.
One of the most disconcerting readers is BigSon, who has been sitting beside me on planes etc these holidays with it glued to his face, stopping every now and then to tell me that he likes a passage. He seems to be steaming through it faster than he does most books (it took him about three months to read FREEDOM, and he still hasn’t finished it).… read more